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2012 - 2013

BS in Chemical Engineering (101.5–103.5 hours*)


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  1. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the department about their course scheduling.
  2. Complete the following preprofessional courses:

    And complete one of the following options:

      Either
        CHEM 111 : Principles of Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 111 : Principles of Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Honors also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: MATH 110
        RECOMMENDED: High school chemistry, physics, and introductory calculus or concurrent enrollment in Math 112.
        DESCRIPTION: Stoichiometry, kinetic-molecular theory, thermodynamics, states of matter, solutions and equilibria, electrochemistry, structure and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics.
        NOTE: Tutorial included.

        Course Outcomes
                 
        : Honors Principles of Chemistry.
        Course Outcomes



        CHEM 112 : Principles of Chemistry. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 112 : Principles of Chemistry. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 111 or equivalent.
        DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Chem 111.
        NOTE: Tutorial included.

        Course Outcomes


      Or
        CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Math 110 (or equivalent) or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Atomic and molecular structure including bonding and periodic properties of the elements; reaction energetics, electrochemistry, acids and bases, inorganic and organic chemistry.
        NOTE: Primarily for students in engineering and biological sciences. Three lectures and two recitation sections per week.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: CHEM 105; or CHEM 111
        DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Chem 105 but covering most of the topics in a more quantitative way. Detailed treatment of thermodynamics and equilibria.
        NOTE: Three lectures and one recitation section per week.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 106 or Chem 112 or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Chemical properties, chemical reactions, collection and interpretation of data, preparation of reports.
        NOTE: Required for most students needing one year of general chemistry.

        Course Outcomes


  3. Complete one of the following options:
  4. Complete the following professional courses:
  5. Complete the following supporting courses:
  6. Complete technical electives (12 hours minimum) satisfying the following requirements:
    • Complete 2 hours of chemistry laboratory:
        CHEM 353 : Organic Chemistry Laboratory--Nonmajors. (1-2:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 353 : Organic Chemistry Laboratory--Nonmajors. (1-2:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 352 or concurrent enrollment (preferred).
        DESCRIPTION: Physical and chemical properties, isolation and purification, characterization, syntheses.
        NOTE: For predentistry, premedicine, and other majors who do not intend to take Chem 455.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 464 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 464 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 463 or 467 or 468 or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Experiments related to physical chemistry: thermodynamics and equilibria, phase transitions, kinetic-molecular theory, kinetics; computer manipulation of data, report preparation.
        NOTE: May be taken before, after, or concurrent (preferred) with Chem 465.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 465 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 465 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 462 or 467 or 468 or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Experiments related to physical chemistry: quantum mechanics, group theory, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, computational methods, statistical mechanics; computer manipulation of data, report preparation.
        NOTE: May be taken before, after, or concurrent (preferred) with Chem 464.

        Course Outcomes


    • Complete 6 hours of approved advanced Engineering course work. In general, these courses are 300-level or above from any of the following departments: Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or the School of Technology. For details and exceptions, see the department webpage.
    • Complete 4 hours of approved advanced course work from an engineering, math, science, or business (EMSB) department. In general, these courses are 300-level or above from any of the following colleges: College of Engineering & Technology, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, and the Marriot School of Management. For details and exceptions, see the department webpage.

      Ch En 498R, Ch En 199R, and Eng T 497R may count toward either the Engineering elective or the EMSB elective; however, no more than 3 hours of Ch En 498R, Ch En 199R, and Eng T 497R may be applied to the program. One hour of mentored learning (research) credit from other engineering departments may count toward the Engineering or EMSB elective (e.g., Me En 495R). One hour of mentored learning (research) credit from a science department may count toward only the EMSB requirement (e.g., Chem 497R). If one hour of mentored learning from outside the department is applied to the technical elective requirement, then only 2 hours of Ch En 498R, Ch En 199R, and Eng T 497R may be applied to the requirement.

    • At least one of the 10 engineering/EMSB hours must be from a course involving a significant learning experience in creativity and/or innovation. Such courses are those that teach concepts and require a project in which innovation or creativity is demonstrated. These courses include Ch En 199R, 400, 498R, Chem 497R, and other similar courses from EMSB departments that are approved by the student's advisor.

  7. Pass a basic compentency exam (L3 Exam) administered by the Chemical Engineering Department (see the department for details.)

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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